Updated Ballroom in West Chester

Category: Favorites | September 3rd, 2015

We love being invited to check out a ballroom when it has been recently renovated. This neutral colored space is perfect for any reception large or small. And your guests have easy access to the beautiful rooms that are available.  A special thanks to J. Annette’s Cheesecakes for the cake, Oberer’s Flowers for the head table centerpieces and PaperGoodiez for the menus and table numbers. For more information be sure to contact Katie Burns at 513-644-4280.

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Heidi Elnora trunk show at Lace

Category: Favorites | September 2nd, 2015

We love wedding dresses? What can we say? There is something magical when putting on a gown and getting dressed up. Recently we were invited to Lace to meet Heidi Elnora and to see her collection. The bridal store often has incredible trunk shows with some of the best designers in the country. It was fun to get to ask Heidi about her passion and inspiration for her lines. She is truly a sweet and down to earth gal even with her incredible success. I think it helps that she is from the South – Birmingham Alabama.  She has her own show on TLC – Bride by Design, was on Project Runway, and her Build-A-Bride concept is incredible. To try on her latest designs be sure to call for an appointment at Lace!

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Want to win free tickets? Send us an email to info@pottingerphoto.com with your name, wedding date, wedding location and mention the show. You will be entered to win two free tickets! Be sure to mark your calendars for a really unique bridal show! Where else do you get to plan your wedding and view wonderful fish? Did you just become engaged? Do you love sharks?  The next bridal show is one not to be missed! We will be at the Newport Aquarium Bridal Show on Thursday, September 24. The show is from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and includes many wonderful wedding professionals and great prizes. We will also have a really great giveaway that you can sign up to win at the show. We can’t wait to see you there! For more information, be sure to check out their website.



Now Booking–Fall Photo sessions!

Category: Misc. | August 31st, 2015

PottingerPhotoFallPortraitBaby-18_thumbWe are now booking fall dates for family photo sessions and engagements! If you have been waiting to schedule your session be sure to call 513-484-9709 today. Our available times are booking very quickly even into November!


An interview with Cady from Floral V Designs

Category: Misc. | August 21st, 2015

PottingerPhotoDaytonArtInstitutewedding-3Earlier this year we were lucky to work with Cady Vance from Floral V Designs for Amanda and Eric’s wedding. I loved how she really captured the Bride’s vision. The colors and greenery picked worked so well to compliment the beautiful Dayton Art Institute. Cady is super talented and so sweet to work with so I hope we are able to work with her again soon.

When did you first realize you wanted to work with weddings?
I started working with weddings when I was 16 years old at a local florist. I was horrible at any smaller arrangement, so they put me on weddings and funerals – things that have bigger and more intricate arrangements. Needless to say, I preferred creating wedding flowers.


What is your training or background?
I have a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Wright State University, but I’m self-taught in floral work. I have been fine-tuning and perfecting my craft for over half my life.


How long have you been in business? Where are you located?
Personally, I have been creating wedding flowers for about fifteen years now. Floral V Designs was created three years ago and we have been thriving every since. Our brand new shop just opened in downtown Bellbrook and we are very excited about the bigger space!

Why did you start your business?
The timing couldn’t have been more perfect. I was an independent contractor for another florist when I had my first child. It was very difficult managing working for a company and being a mom. I decided that if I were going to be a busy working mom then I would rather work for myself and own my business. This change gave me more freedom to spend time with my family.

What is your favorite part of a wedding?
My absolute favorite part of every wedding is presenting the bride with her bouquet before she walks down the aisle. It is such a special moment! A close second is showing the bride a sneak peek of the reception before all of the guests. I love being able to see their dream weddings come alive before their very eyes!


Where do you go for inspiration?
I love looking on Facebook and Pinterest at different florists all over the country and the world. There are so many great ideas and companies out there to learn from and to be inspired by!

What are your favorite upcoming trends?
We have been seeing more and more gorgeous garden gathered bouquets. This is definitely my new favorite. They are imperfectly perfect – and much harder to put together than they look!

What is one thing you wish brides knew while planning a wedding?
One thing that would be really helpful for brides to know is their budget. If the bride knows her budget then she knows what she can and cannot afford. Being able to communicate this to any vendor helps the vendor pick the best ideas and creations for their client while still giving them the wedding of their dreams.

Anything else you want to share with us?
Flowers are important to some brides and not so much to others. Floral V Designs loves to work with each and every bride in order to create the flowers for her special day.

Be sure to check out more of their work on their website at www.floralvdesigns.com. Or stop in to their new location in Bellbrook.
Floral V Designs
24 South Main Street
Bellbrook, Ohio 45305